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April 23rd, 2012

Dennis Ward, 63

April 23, 2012

Dennis G. Ward, 63, of 18390 Moulton-Ft. Amanda Road, Wapakoneta, died at 8:22 a.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born June 15, 1948, in Celina, the son of Alice (Cotterman) and Charles Ward. On Dec. 17, 1966, he married Kathy L. Dunlap and she survives at the residence.

Eugene A. “Gene” Steinke, 75

April 23, 2012

Eugene A. “Gene” Steinke, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born May 2, 1936, in Auglaize County, the son of Cecelia (Frankenburg) and Ferd Steinke, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 17, 1959, he married Alice J. Fortkamp, and she survives.

April 20th

Eugene A. 'Gene' Steinke, 75

April 20, 2012

Eugene A. “Gene” Steinke, 75, of Wapakoneta, died at 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2012, at his residence.  

Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

Carolyn Foster, 88

April 20, 2012

Carolyn Marie Foster, 88, of Swanton, died Thursday afternoon, April 19, 2012, at the Genoa Care Center.
She was born March 22, 1924, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of the late Victoria (Schneider) and Albert Hartard. She married Eddie Foster, who died in 1993.
She is survived by a son, Leland Foster, of Swanton.
There will be no public visitation or services. There will be a private family burial.
Arrangements are being handled by Barnes Funeral Chapel in Delta.
Contributions may be given to Hands of Grace in Delta.
Condolences may be expressed at barnesfuneralchapel.com.

Esther Tester, 96

April 20, 2012

Esther M. Tester, 96, of Troy, died at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy.
She was born June 6, 1915, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Margaret (Sheipline) and Joseph Brown. She married Vernon Tester, who preceded her in death June 14, 1981.
Surviving are a son-in-law, David Mers, of Troy; a sister, Lucille Waldman, of Wapakoneta; three grandchildren, Doug (Toni) Mers, of Troy, Craig (Teresa) Mers, of Troy, and Mark Mers, of Troy; two great-grandchildren, Aarin Burke and Clinton Mers; and four great-great-grandchildren, Tessa, Briella, Lucas and Abel.

John Dorner, 75

April 20, 2012

John J. Dorner, 75, of Wapakoneta, died peacefully at his home April 17, 2012, surrounded by his family.
He was born June 26, 1936, in Sidney, to Nora M. (Hunt) and Rudolph S. Dorner, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 26, 1959, he married Doris M. Petitjean, who survives in Wapakoneta.

April 18th

Barbara A. Stroh, 83

April 18, 2012

Barbara A. Stroh, 83, 100 Bielefeld St., New Knoxville, died suddenly at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
She was born March 26, 1929, in Belle Center, Ohio, the daughter of Jennie (Dutcher) and William Painter.
She married Ralph E. Stroh on May 26, 1947, and he survives at the residence.
She is also survived by her two sons: William Stroh, of Divide, Colo.; and Dennis Stroh of New Knoxville.

Bob Stewart, 79

April 18, 2012

Bob Stewart, 79, of 15825 Amsterdam Road, Anna, joined the Lord and his family and friends in Heaven on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at 3:12 a.m.
Robert Herman Stewart was born March 22, 1933, in Shelby County to Agnes (Johnson) and Walter Stewart who preceded him in death. He was a 1951 graduate of Sidney High School.

John J. Dorner, 75

April 18, 2012

John J. Dorner, 75, of Wapakoneta, died 7:55 p.m., Tuesday April 17, 2012, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

Jacob Tummel, 11 days

April 18, 2012

Jacob Vernon Tummel, 11 days, died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born April 4, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, the son of Stephanie Bishop and Aaron J. Tummel, who survive.
Also surviving are a brother, Jonathan Tummel, and a sister, Alana Tummel.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville, the Rev. Jerry Wiles officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lima.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be given to the family.

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